Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Major League Weddings with Laughing Gravy

In November, The Canterbury Place had the pleasure of working with two couples where the grooms were both Major League Baseball players! These November weddings (which were only one week apart) were both beautiful and absolutely fun. Durven from Laughing Gravy was the amazing DJ for both events! He recently blogged about Jessica and Lindsay's wedding's here check it out for some pictures and behind the scenes info. You can see more beautiful pictures from their weddings on our website under the Featured Bride's section.
Lindsay and George (our blog post here)
Jessica and Mike (our blog post here and here)

Post by Ashley

Friday, March 26, 2010

Jaimie and Ryan, Wedding at The Canterbury Place

Jaimie and Ryan had their wedding with us last fall. They had the funnest theme and colors and put their personalities into every detail of their wedding. We asked them to tell us about some details of their event. Here is what they said:

How you met: Working at U of U ER

How he proposed: We took a cruise for his b-day to the Caribbean, and he asked me on the top deck under a starry sky, on the formal night. awwww!!

Wedding Date: Sept. 18, 2009

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location: The Canterbury Place

Wedding Song: So Close-John McLaughlin "enchanted"

Wedding Colors: Hot Pink, Lime Green & Black

Theme: Carnival/Party

Special Touches/ D├ęcor Elements: Wedding Video, Colorful Hanging Lanterns, Ice cream buffet, Popcorn, Cotton Candy.

Most memorable moment for the Bride: Coming into the reception, being announced Mr. and Mrs. Kirkman, and our first dance together as husband and wife.

Most memorable moment for the Groom: Dancing with Jaimie for the first time married.

Rings: Groom: white carbon fiber wrapped tungsten, Bride: Beautiful, antique looking 1.25 caret square ring with band!

Photography: Sweet Memory Garden-Angie Andrews-AMAZING photographer, We loved her!!

Florist: Stacie from The Canterbury Place Floral a mix of tropical flowers and gerber daisies

Bridal Gown: Casablanca gown, halter top,Gorgeous!

Cake: Heather from Ambrosia Cakes topsy-turvy shaped

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Super fun and cheap!!

Hair and Makeup: My sister! Amazing job!

Exit: Sparkler send-off and than an Ambulance ride!

Thanks Jaimie and Ryan for sharing your photos with us! To see even more of their awesome wedding, check out our website here or Sweet Memory Garden Photography's blog here.

Post by Elysha

Saturday, March 6, 2010

More Chivari Chair Decorations!

At The Canterbury Place we love our chivari chairs because they are so easy to decorate! We have posted many ideas for decorating them (see them here, here, and here) and have more for you today:

1. Fabric Rosette via JL Designs
How cute are these over sized rosettes? They definitely make a statement.

2. Side Opi via Style Me Pretty
The satin sash looks beautiful with the attached broach in a side opi. This idea is similar to one we showcased at our bridal show this year:
3. Draped with Peonies via Style Me Pretty
Isn't this such a vintage look with the draped ribbon, hanging crystals, and peonies on the sides? Very beautiful.

4. Table Number via Once Wed
What a great idea to use a chair for your table number! This is a great way to save space on a table that could get overcrowded with place settings.
5. Romantic Spray via This is Glamorous
This satin ribbon mixed with faux flowers is a very romantic way to dress up a chivari chair.
6. Bride & Groom Chairs via Style Me Pretty
A great trend that I have been seeing is decorating the Bride and Groom's chairs extra special. Also shown here:
7. Bride Silhouette via Style Me Pretty
What better way is there to bring in your personality than with your silhouette? This decoration is perfect for a vintage wedding and can be used afterwards for your home decor.

Post by Ashley

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tips on Choosing your Ceremony Music

One of the most common questions I receive as a wedding planner at The Canterbury Place is what music to use for a ceremony? My first answer to this is to choose music that is special to you as a couple because this is what makes your day memorable. Music sets the tone and mood for your wedding and allows you to express your feelings for each other so don’t be afraid to be creative. But if narrowing down the selection is still posing a challenge, here are some suggestions for you:

The Processional: This is the song that the bridal party will be walking down to. Using something simple and steady like “Canon in D’” or “Trumpet Voluntary” are good traditional songs.

The Bride: The traditional bride song is “Here Comes the Bride”, but as more wedding traditions are going out the window, so are traditional wedding songs. Again, play something special to you and something that reflects your personality.

The Recessional: You’re married! So now it is time to have fun and that jubilant feeling should translate into the music as guests leave. Choices like “The Wedding March” and “Ode to Joy” are classics. You can also opt for something more modern like Michael Buble’s “For Once in My Life” or the Beatles “All You Need is Love.” This is also your chance to add in your personality! If you both have a special song, play it for the recessional.

For more song selections and ideas visit or

Post by Elysha